Musical. Kristina från Duvemåla is a musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Lars Rudolfsson, based on the epic emigrant story by Vilhelm Moberg.
Premiere 25 October 2014
First tickets will be released on 31 March 2014,
in connection with the sales kick-off for Subscriptions 2014/2015.
The story centres around a small group of people from Småland. A place where there was no future for ordinary people. And where the dream of America grew stronger and stronger. Land was available in the new country and there was a welcome for the farmers of the Old World. It was open to people who were longing for the freedom they were denied at home. A few intrepid men and women followed their dream and set out on the risky journey across the Atlantic. Among them are Kristina and her friends.
Kristina från Duvemåla was the first musical performed at the new Göteborg Opera, premiering in 1996. It is the most successful musical to have played at the opera house. It was first performed in Malmö in 1995.
A gallery from the 2012 production at Svenska Teatern, Helsinki
In 2012, Svenska Teatern in Helsinki was the first theatre outside Sweden to stage this musical. Now we have the pleasure of being able to offer the Swedish audience that production. Taking the lead roles are Maria Ylipää, Robert Noack, Birthe Wingren and Oskar Nilsson – the same quartet as in Helsinki. The production had rave reviews in Finnish as well as Swedish media: "World class" (SR), "A magical masterly musical" (Aftonbladet), "Magnificent, simple and very beautiful" (Dagens Nyheter).